Buachaille Etive Mor ‘The Great Herdsman of Etive’ is one of Scotland’s most iconic mountains. A guided ascent of Curved Ridge takes you up the impregnable looking North East Face of Stob Dearg (1022m), the highest point on the Buachaille’s ridge
Whilst an intimidating looking route, with good route finding this is another of the classic scrambles in Glencoe.
We start at Altnafeadh and head round on the climbers path towards the North East Face of Stob Dearg. We pass under many brilliant buttress, many of which offer alternative scrambles to the summit. After passing the Waterslide slab, we ascend a faint path through scree before gearing up for the scrambling.
After a gentle warm up, the first challenge is a long rocky rib which has fantastic holds and a cool sense of exposure. The second crux involves scrambling up a rocky tower with the hardest moves on a short polished corner. With great views onto the adjacent Rannoch Wall, an impressive face for rock climbers, this scramble has it all- exposure, fantastic climbing and a finish at the summit of an amazing mountain! Your Curved Ridge Guide will look after you each step of the way allowing you to enjoy this superb mountain experience!
Is this for me?
You should have a good level of fitness to do this route with previous hillwalking recommended. A good head for heights is also essential as there are a few exposed sections on the ridge. Any previous scrambling or climbing would be a bonus but is not essential.
Ratios 1:1 or 1:2
Larger groups please contact us for prices
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- Qualified and experienced Mountaineering and Climbing Instructor (MCI)
- Hire of helmet and harness
- Action Photos of your day!
What’s not included
- Personal kit
- Cancellation/Personal injury insurance